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Awaken My Heart

by DiAnn Mills

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I liked this book, though I didn't get into it quite as fast as the other DiAnn Mills books I read. I enjoyed learning more about Spanish Texas and the land and socioeconomic struggles that occurred. ( )
  eliorajoy | Sep 3, 2010 |
I have to admit that this is my first experience with [a:DiAnn Mills|81639|DiAnn Mills|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1211152004p2/81639.jpg] and I have to say that I like her. "Awaken My Heart" was thrilling to read. Just the right pinches of rebellion and devotion to God... Real emotions and the struggle to understand them make this book and it's story true to life. An early 19th century Texas Colony Zorro meets Romeo meets Shakespeare in Love. The heroine Marianne is a much better person than I, but she gives me an example of a woman's life that I should strive to be as strong as she. This book does have the desired kidnapping, fall in love, find peace with Christ, someone dies, and an almost happier ever after ending just as most good Christian Inspirational Fiction novels do, but it is even better because it is real and not overly flowery as some. I would definitely read this author again. ( )
  cherryblossommj | Dec 14, 2009 |
I have to admit that this is my first experience with [a:DiAnn Mills|81639|DiAnn Mills|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1211152004p2/81639.jpg] and I have to say that I like her. "Awaken My Heart" was thrilling to read. Just the right pinches of rebellion and devotion to God... Real emotions and the struggle to understand them make this book and it's story true to life. An early 19th century Texas Colony Zorro meets Romeo meets Shakespeare in Love. The heroine Marianne is a much better person than I, but she gives me an example of a woman's life that I should strive to be as strong as she. This book does have the desired kidnapping, fall in love, find peace with Christ, someone dies, and an almost happier ever after ending just as most good Christian Inspirational Fiction novels do, but it is even better because it is real and not overly flowery as some. I would definitely read this author again. ( )
  cherryblossommj | Dec 14, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061376019, Paperback)

1803, the colony of Texas Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, has never agreed with her father's harsh treatment of the poor mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. When rebels kidnap Marianne, in hopes her father will trade back their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies with her abductors, not her father, who plans to marry her off to the don of a nearby estate.

Armando Garcia is the locals' reluctant leader, but his people revere and depend on him. Knowing that without his leadership they'd be forced from their land, Armando accepts his role, but does not approve of the latest attempt to manipulate their enemy. When he learns that Marianne actually speaks his language, of her loyalty to his people, and of the faith that keeps her strong, Armando is faced with a difficult decision. Will his newfound love keep him from letting her go? Or will he set her free and risk losing their land forever?

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Can two people hold on to their love and faith in a world that considers them enemies?

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